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Ernestine Agatha Galloway Caines Dies at 74

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Ernestine Agatha Galloway Caines Dies at 74

- Ernestine Agatha Galloway Caines was born on April 2, 1943, on St. Croix, Virgin Islands. As a young girl, she moved to New York City with her family where she completed her education, got married, raised a family of her own and worked in early childhood education. She relocated to St. Croix in 1975 where she briefly continued her career in early childhood education but soon transitioned to the V
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Former St. Thomas Resident Charlotte Comito Dies in Tennessee

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Former St. Thomas Resident Charlotte Comito Dies in Tennessee

- Charlotte Katherine Comito died July 16 at her home in Mountain Shadows, Chattanooga, Tenn. She was 82 years old. The daughter of the late Catherine and Nelson Landis, she was a native of Reading, Pa., and a resident of Tennessee for the past 17 years. She was a resident of St. Thomas for 12 years in the 1980s and early 90s
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Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial of His Birth

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Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial of His Birth

- The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission will observe the centennial of the birth of the territory’s last appointed and first popularly elected governor, Dr. Melvin Herbert Evans, according to a press release issued Monday by V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission Chairman Pamela C. Richards. Gov. Evans was born on St. Croix on Aug. 7, 1917. In 1976, in Act No. 3911, the 11th Legislature characterized Dr
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Pedro Figueroa Esperanza Dies at 89

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Pedro Figueroa Esperanza Dies at 89

- Pedro Figueroa Esperanza, also known as “Pete,” of Estate Mon Bijou died on Tuesday, July 18. He was 89 years old. He is survived by his wife, Jenny Figueroa; daughter, Nancy Perez; stepdaughters: Carmen Concepción and Omaira Ferrer; sons: Pedro Figueroa Jr. and Mitchelle Figueroa; stepson Min. Miguel Concepción Jr.; and grandchildren: Lisandra Bonano, Yajaira Bonano, Vanessa Bonano, Pedro Figueroa III, Anthony Figueroa, Randy Figueroa, Dyshandra Figueroa, Yara F
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Muriel Theolinda Christophene King John Dies

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Muriel Theolinda Christophene King John Dies

- Muriel Theolinda Christophene King John of Recovery Hill, St. Croix, U.S.V.I., died on July 11. She was preceded in death by her father, Seto King; mother, Ronie Knowles; grandson, Shaquan Brysonsisters: Marina King and Hildarine Sheridan. She is survived by her children: Ricky King, Denise Fleming, Horace Claxton and Kareem Faucher; grandchildren: Shamoy Percell, Jerica Bryant, Jyrique Phillip, Lakisha King, Tahzanee Faucher and Qveyah Fauchergreat-grandchildren: Raynea Bryson, Rayvon Bryson, Shaquan Bryson Jr
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Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill

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Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill

- The prudish observer might think that the U.S. Virgin Islands is trying to sin its way to prosperity. Earlier this year the Legislature and the governor moved forward with the so-called sin taxes and now Sen. Positive Nelson, in his persistent effort to reform marijuana laws, has reintroduced the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act. In a news release, Nelson said he is fulfilling his obligation to the people of the Virgin Islands who supported the November 2014 ballot initiative to allow for the legalization of medical cannabis in the Virgin Islands
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Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American

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Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American

- Three Virgin Islands Powerlifters competed in the 16 North American-Pan American Powerlifting (NAPF) Championship in Orlando, Fla., the week of July 3-8. Over 200 athletes from 19 countries participated, and 19 world records were set in every weight division and category, both male and female. The powerlifters representing the V.I. were: Marlen Jiminez 57 kg weight class open classic division women from St
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JFL Complies with CMS But Hasn’t Moved ER Yet

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JFL Complies with CMS But Hasn’t Moved ER Yet

- Although the Emergency Department with terminal drainage issues remains located at the hospital, the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital was deemed in compliance last Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to a news release issued Friday, JFL was notified by letter that the hospital was “in substantial compliance” with CMS, the federal oversight agency, based on a survey conducted April 20, to observe a plan of correction to deal with the hospital’s aged heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system
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Moravian School Changes Opening Dates for New School Year

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Moravian School Changes Opening Dates for New School Year

- The administration and school board of the Moravian School advises parents and students that the opening dates have been officially changed. The new dates for the 2017-2018 school year are: Teachers report at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Students report on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 Students’ last day of classes will be June 15, 2018 Registration will be ongoing between 9 a
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Finance Committee Considers Bills Affecting GERS, Retirees

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Finance Committee Considers Bills Affecting GERS, Retirees

- Four bills affecting V.I. Government retirees appeared on the agenda of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Finance Friday, but only one was moved forward by the committee with favorable recommendation. Bill No. 32-0102, sponsored by Sen. Sammuel Sanes, cleared the committee with the unanimous vote of the six members present, and will be considered next by the Committee on Rules and Judiciary
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VIPD Hope to Confirm Monday ID of One Victim of Double Homicide

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VIPD Hope to Confirm Monday ID of One Victim of Double Homicide

- The V.I. Police Department hopes to be able to confirm Monday the identity of one of two men killed Friday morning in a shooting in the Smith Bay area, but they have yet to determine anyone who might have known the second victim. At about 2:15 a.m. Friday police received a report of shots fired in Smith Bay in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken Fry restaurant
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Thrive Chiropractic to Host Business After Hours on July 27

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Thrive Chiropractic to Host Business After Hours on July 27

- Thrive Chiropractic will host the next St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 27. Thrive is located at The Royal Palms Professional Building, 105-9053 Estate Thomas (behind Schneider Regional Medical Center, West Foothills). Thrive Chiropractic is the premiere chiropractor on St. Thomas and it believes the center of health and wellness begins with a person’s nervous system
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DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment With Viya

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DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment With Viya

- The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) continues efforts to ensure cellular products and services improve on behalf of U.S. Virgin Islands consumers. The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Devin Carrington recently met with officials of Viya (a combination of the former telecommunication companies Innovative and Choice). He met with Viya executives Alvaro Pilar, CEO, and Jennifer Matarangas-King, vice president of public relations and governmental affairs
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Feds Give USVI $103,000 For Sustainable Seafood, Coral Protection

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Feds Give USVI $103,000 For Sustainable Seafood, Coral Protection

- The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded the USVI $103,000 to help mitigate harmful red algae on corals and support reef responsible sustainable seafood production, DOI announced Friday. “These projects will help Virgin Islanders protect their unique resources by addressing some of the current threats,” Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula said in a statement. The V
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DLCA Requests Assessment and Corrective Action Plan From AT&T Regarding Dropped Calls, Dead Zones

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DLCA Requests Assessment and Corrective Action Plan From AT&T Regarding Dropped Calls, Dead Zones

- Due to overwhelming consumer reports, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) has recently served AT&T Virgin Islands with formal notice requesting an assessment report and corrective action plans regarding dropped calls and dead zones in the AT&T Virgin Islands Network. DLCA has received numerous consumer reports of “dropped calls” and “dead zones” in many areas throughout St. Croix, St
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Mapp Submits Austere $833.9 Million FY 2018 Budget

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Mapp Submits Austere $833.9 Million FY 2018 Budget

- Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget Friday afternoon as projected earlier in the week, and as expected it is smaller than last year’s budget proposal and ultimate appropriations. It projects $833.9 million in local percentGeneral Fund spending for all executive branch agencies, the Legislature, courts and semi-autonomous entities like the University of the Virgin Islands and public television
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DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment

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DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment

- The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) continues efforts to ensure cellular products and services improve on behalf of U.S. Virgin Islands consumers. The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Devin Carrington recently met with officials of Viya (a combination of the former telecommunication companies Innovative and Choice). He met with Viya executives Alvaro Pilar, CEO, and Jennifer Matarangas-King, vice president of public relations and governmental affairs
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Calford Charleswell Will Serve One Year In Prison As Conspirators In Public Property Auction Scheme Are Sentenced
Former government employee, Calford Charleswell, above, who confessed to participating in a scheme to defraud the government through a property auction, will be spending one year behind bars. In a brief statement following the sentencing, Attorney General Claude Earl Walker said, “Charleswell’s conduct was a disgraceful violation of the people’s trust. I thank the Inspector General, Steven Van Beverhoudt, and his team of agents and auditors for their partnership with the Attorney General’s office   Read More ...
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Marijuana Used By Minors Was Brought To Camp By AZ Academy Employee, Camp Director Reveals At Meeting
ST. CROIX — The marijuana that was used at the Big Island Adventure Camp getaway at North Side Valley, where at least two of the AZ Academy employees smoked the drug with minor campers, was brought to the camp by an AZ Academy employee, said AZ Academy Teacher and Camp Director Julie Landreneau, who revealed the information to concerned parents at a meeting held on Thursday evening at the school   Read More ...
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Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial
Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission will observe the centennial of the birth of the territory’s last appointed and first popularly elected governor, Dr. Melvin Herbert Evans, according to a press release issued Monday by V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission Chairman Pamela C. Richards. Gov. Evans was born on St. Croix on Aug. 7, 1917. In 1976, in Act No. 3911, the 11th Legislature characterized Dr   Read More ...
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Ernestine Agatha Galloway Caines Dies at 74
Ernestine Agatha Galloway Caines Dies at 74 Ernestine Agatha Galloway Caines was born on April 2, 1943, on St. Croix, Virgin Islands. As a young girl, she moved to New York City with her family where she completed her education, got married, raised a family of her own and worked in early childhood education. She relocated to St. Croix in 1975 where she briefly continued her career in early childhood education but soon transitioned to the V   Read More ...
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St. Croix Farmers Invited to Liability Insurance Meeting
Commissioner Carlos Robles of the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture is extending an invitation to all St. Croix farmers who are leasing or have written permission to occupy public farmland to a meeting. It will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 27, in Room 133, University of the Virgin Islands Research and Extension Building. The topic of discussion will be liability insurance   Read More ...
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Former St. Thomas Resident Charlotte Comito Dies in Tennessee
Former St. Thomas Resident Charlotte Comito Dies in Tennessee Charlotte Katherine Comito died July 16 at her home in Mountain Shadows, Chattanooga, Tenn. She was 82 years old. The daughter of the late Catherine and Nelson Landis, she was a native of Reading, Pa., and a resident of Tennessee for the past 17 years. She was a resident of St. Thomas for 12 years in the 1980s and early 90s   Read More ...
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Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial of His Birth
Centennial Commission to Recognize Gov. Melvin Evans on Centennial of His Birth The Virgin Islands Transfer Centennial Commission will observe the centennial of the birth of the territory’s last appointed and first popularly elected governor, Dr. Melvin Herbert Evans, according to a press release issued Monday by V.I. Transfer Centennial Commission Chairman Pamela C. Richards. Gov. Evans was born on St. Croix on Aug. 7, 1917. In 1976, in Act No. 3911, the 11th Legislature characterized Dr   Read More ...
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Shamari Haynes Gets St. Croix In Mood Of Carnival With Costumes Debut Showcase
ST. CROIX — A mood of anticipation engulfed Fort Frederik during the late hours of Saturday night and the wee hours of Sunday morning. There, beautiful women, many attired in white outfits huddled themselves in small groups having conversations, waiting for the action to begin: Shamari Haynes and Simply Sophisticated Fun Troupe’s costumes design showcasing affair. There were men as well, though in smaller quantity than the women   Read More ...
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Pedro Figueroa Esperanza Dies at 89
Pedro Figueroa Esperanza Dies at 89 Pedro Figueroa Esperanza, also known as “Pete,” of Estate Mon Bijou died on Tuesday, July 18. He was 89 years old. He is survived by his wife, Jenny Figueroa; daughter, Nancy Perez; stepdaughters: Carmen Concepción and Omaira Ferrer; sons: Pedro Figueroa Jr. and Mitchelle Figueroa; stepson Min. Miguel Concepción Jr.; and grandchildren: Lisandra Bonano, Yajaira Bonano, Vanessa Bonano, Pedro Figueroa III, Anthony Figueroa, Randy Figueroa, Dyshandra Figueroa, Yara F   Read More ...
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Muriel Theolinda Christophene King John Dies
Muriel Theolinda Christophene King John Dies Muriel Theolinda Christophene King John of Recovery Hill, St. Croix, U.S.V.I., died on July 11. She was preceded in death by her father, Seto King; mother, Ronie Knowles; grandson, Shaquan Brysonsisters: Marina King and Hildarine Sheridan. She is survived by her children: Ricky King, Denise Fleming, Horace Claxton and Kareem Faucher; grandchildren: Shamoy Percell, Jerica Bryant, Jyrique Phillip, Lakisha King, Tahzanee Faucher and Qveyah Fauchergreat-grandchildren: Raynea Bryson, Rayvon Bryson, Shaquan Bryson Jr   Read More ...
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Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American Powerlifting Championship
Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American Powerlifting Championship Three Virgin Islands Powerlifters competed in the 16 North American-Pan American Powerlifting (NAPF) Championship in Orlando, Fla., the week of July 3-8. Over 200 athletes from 19 countries participated, and 19 world records were set in every weight division and category, both male and female. The powerlifters representing the V.I. were: Marlen Jiminez 57 kg weight class open classic division women from St   Read More ...
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Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill
Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill The prudish observer might think that the U.S. Virgin Islands is trying to sin its way to prosperity. Earlier this year the Legislature and the governor moved forward with the so-called sin taxes and now Sen. Positive Nelson, in his persistent effort to reform marijuana laws, has reintroduced the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act. In a news release, Nelson said he is fulfilling his obligation to the people of the Virgin Islands who supported the November 2014 ballot initiative to allow for the legalization of medical cannabis in the Virgin Islands   Read More ...
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Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American
Virgin Islanders Compete in Florida at North American-Pan American Three Virgin Islands Powerlifters competed in the 16 North American-Pan American Powerlifting (NAPF) Championship in Orlando, Fla., the week of July 3-8. Over 200 athletes from 19 countries participated, and 19 world records were set in every weight division and category, both male and female. The powerlifters representing the V.I. were: Marlen Jiminez 57 kg weight class open classic division women from St   Read More ...
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JFL Complies with CMS But Hasn’t Moved ER Yet
JFL Complies with CMS But Hasn’t Moved ER Yet Although the Emergency Department with terminal drainage issues remains located at the hospital, the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital was deemed in compliance last Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to a news release issued Friday, JFL was notified by letter that the hospital was “in substantial compliance” with CMS, the federal oversight agency, based on a survey conducted April 20, to observe a plan of correction to deal with the hospital’s aged heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system   Read More ...
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Moravian School Changes Opening Dates for New School Year
Moravian School Changes Opening Dates for New School Year The administration and school board of the Moravian School advises parents and students that the opening dates have been officially changed. The new dates for the 2017-2018 school year are: Teachers report at 8 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Students report on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 Students’ last day of classes will be June 15, 2018 Registration will be ongoing between 9 a   Read More ...
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Finance Committee Considers Bills Affecting GERS, Retirees
Finance Committee Considers Bills Affecting GERS, Retirees Four bills affecting V.I. Government retirees appeared on the agenda of the 32nd Legislature’s Committee on Finance Friday, but only one was moved forward by the committee with favorable recommendation. Bill No. 32-0102, sponsored by Sen. Sammuel Sanes, cleared the committee with the unanimous vote of the six members present, and will be considered next by the Committee on Rules and Judiciary   Read More ...
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VIPD Hope to Confirm Monday ID of One Victim of Double Homicide
VIPD Hope to Confirm Monday ID of One Victim of Double Homicide The V.I. Police Department hopes to be able to confirm Monday the identity of one of two men killed Friday morning in a shooting in the Smith Bay area, but they have yet to determine anyone who might have known the second victim. At about 2:15 a.m. Friday police received a report of shots fired in Smith Bay in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken Fry restaurant   Read More ...
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Watch: Simply Sophisticated Fun Troupe Displays Eight Costumes
Shamari Haynes and Simply Sophisticated Fun Troupe Inc. displayed eight carnival costume designs for the 2017-18 Crucian Carnival season at Fort Frederik in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Watch as beautiful Crucian women and men command the stage attired in stunning carnival wear.   Read More ...
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Health-Related Boards Share Challenges With Lawmakers
ST. THOMAS — The Committee on Health Hospitals and Human Services, chaired by Sen. Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly, held a meeting at the Capitol Building on Thursday, to receive testimony on the Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) and health related boards. “We asked board representatives to share an overview of their boards, challenges and to address changes to the law that will help enhance their ability to carry out mandates,” said Sen   Read More ...
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Thrive Chiropractic to Host Business After Hours on July 27
Thrive Chiropractic to Host Business After Hours on July 27 Thrive Chiropractic will host the next St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 27. Thrive is located at The Royal Palms Professional Building, 105-9053 Estate Thomas (behind Schneider Regional Medical Center, West Foothills). Thrive Chiropractic is the premiere chiropractor on St. Thomas and it believes the center of health and wellness begins with a person’s nervous system   Read More ...
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Troy R. Francis Dies
Troy R. Francis died on July 17. He is survived by his mother, Mary Francisfather, Wentworth Francis; girlfriend, Joycelyn Hendrickson; daughter, Nia Francis; stepchildren: Shadejah Charles, Isaiah, Donalie and Kylah; sons: Trey Francis, Troy Francis Jr. and Trevon Francis; brothers: Gregory Francis Sr., Mitchell Francis, Maurice Francis, Rolston, Leslie and Wentworth Jr.; sisters: Sharon Faye, Beryll, Pauline and Avernell; aunts: Laurell, Phyllis, Louise and Betty; uncles: Alphonso, Alvan, Mckenzie and Wilson; and nieces: Michelle, Tessie Ma and Dejhianna   Read More ...
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DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment With Viya
DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment With Viya The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) continues efforts to ensure cellular products and services improve on behalf of U.S. Virgin Islands consumers. The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Devin Carrington recently met with officials of Viya (a combination of the former telecommunication companies Innovative and Choice). He met with Viya executives Alvaro Pilar, CEO, and Jennifer Matarangas-King, vice president of public relations and governmental affairs   Read More ...
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Feds Give USVI $103,000 For Sustainable Seafood, Coral Protection
Feds Give USVI $103,000 For Sustainable Seafood, Coral Protection The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded the USVI $103,000 to help mitigate harmful red algae on corals and support reef responsible sustainable seafood production, DOI announced Friday. “These projects will help Virgin Islanders protect their unique resources by addressing some of the current threats,” Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula said in a statement. The V   Read More ...
DLCA Requests Assessment and Corrective Action Plan From AT&T Regarding Dropped Calls, Dead Zones
DLCA Requests Assessment and Corrective Action Plan From AT&T Regarding Dropped Calls, Dead Zones Due to overwhelming consumer reports, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) has recently served AT&T Virgin Islands with formal notice requesting an assessment report and corrective action plans regarding dropped calls and dead zones in the AT&T Virgin Islands Network. DLCA has received numerous consumer reports of “dropped calls” and “dead zones” in many areas throughout St. Croix, St   Read More ...
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Mapp Submits Austere $833.9 Million FY 2018 Budget
Mapp Submits Austere $833.9 Million FY 2018 Budget Gov. Kenneth Mapp submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget Friday afternoon as projected earlier in the week, and as expected it is smaller than last year’s budget proposal and ultimate appropriations. It projects $833.9 million in local percentGeneral Fund spending for all executive branch agencies, the Legislature, courts and semi-autonomous entities like the University of the Virgin Islands and public television   Read More ...
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Customers On Portion Of Feeder 10B In St. Thomas To Experience Service Interruption Saturday
About 500 customers on a portion of Feeder 10B will experience a service interruption for about 30 minutes on Saturday while a line department crew relocates primary electrical lines and other hardware from rotted poles to newly planted poles in the Frenchman’s Bay area, announced WAPA. Thirty minutes after the service interruption begins, the number of affected customers will be reduced to five   Read More ...
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DLCA Requests Assessment and Corrective Action Plan From AT&T
DLCA Requests Assessment and Corrective Action Plan From AT&T Due to overwhelming consumer reports, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) has recently served AT&T Virgin Islands with formal notice requesting an assessment report and corrective action plans regarding dropped calls and dead zones in the AT&T Virgin Islands Network. DLCA has received numerous consumer reports of “dropped calls” and “dead zones” in many areas throughout St. Croix, St   Read More ...
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DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment
DLCA Continues USVI Cellular Network Infrastructure Assessment The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) continues efforts to ensure cellular products and services improve on behalf of U.S. Virgin Islands consumers. The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Devin Carrington recently met with officials of Viya (a combination of the former telecommunication companies Innovative and Choice). He met with Viya executives Alvaro Pilar, CEO, and Jennifer Matarangas-King, vice president of public relations and governmental affairs   Read More ...
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Beach Advisory for July 17-21
Beach Advisory for July 17-21 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 17-21, 2017   Read More ...
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WAPA to Cause Short Service Interruption Saturday, July 22
WAPA to Cause Short Service Interruption Saturday, July 22 The V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) alerts the public that about on a portion of Feeder 10B will experience a service interruption for about 30 minutes on Saturday, July 22, while a line department crew relocates primary electrical lines and other hardware from rotted poles to newly planted poles in the Frenchman’s Bay area. Thirty minutes after the service interruption begins, the number of affected customers will be reduced to five   Read More ...
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Two Structural Fires Reported In St. John; VI Fire Service Conducting Investigation
ST. JOHN — Virgin Islands Fire Service personnel responded to two structural fires during the nighttime of Wednesday and Thursday on the island of St. John. VIFS personnel from the Romeo Company Fire Station on Wednesday responded to a structural fire at 10-7 Carolina, Coral Bay Quarters at 7:23 p.m. Upon arrival to the scene, fire personnel found the second floor of a two-story dwelling fully engulfed in flames, according to a release issued Friday   Read More ...
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All Beaches Cleared As Safe This Weekend For Swimming And Fishing By D.P.N.R.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources have cleared all the territory’s beaches as safe for swimming and fishing this weekend, paving the way for beach lovers in both districts to choose from a range of places to go. The beaches, 35 in total, were tested between July 17-21, and were cleared as safe because they did not exceed the established enterococci bacteria threshold considered safe   Read More ...
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Mapp Vetoes Bin Site Surveillance Bill; Approves More Funding For Paul E. Joseph Stadium Among Other Actions
ST. THOMAS — Governor Kenneth Mapp has vetoed an appropriation that would have funded surveillance cameras at selected trash bin sites, and recommends instead that the Anti-Litter and Beautification funds be used by the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority to construct new trash convenience centers to replace more of the unsightly bins currently in use, according to a Government House release issued late Thursday   Read More ...
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Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional
Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson named Denise Cleveland-Leggett on Friday to serve as HUD’s Region IV regional administrator. As the regional administrator, she will work from HUD’s Atlanta Regional Office and lead HUD’s Southeast operation in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U   Read More ...
Superseding Notice and Certificate of Attachment
OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. OFFICE OF THE TAX COLLECTOR. SUPERSEDING NOTICE AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTACHMENT. Pursuant to 33 V.I.C. § 2541 et seq. notice is hereby given to you, as the owner of record, of the attachment and intent to sell, or otherwise dispose of by law, the property described below. Additionally, the Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands hereby notifies you that this Notice and Certificate of Attachment will be filed with the district Recorder of Deeds with respect to delinquent real property taxes as noted below   Read More ...
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DLCA Requests Corrective Action Plan From AT&T As Cellphone Calls Continue To Drop At Various Locations In USVI
In May, Governor Kenneth Mapp said his administration hosted the vice president of AT&T, with the aim of compelling the wireless cellphone and internet services company to provide ubiquitous cellphone coverage in the territory. Following the meeting, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (D.L.C.A.) Commissioner, Devin Carrington, was charged with mapping all so-called “dead spots” in the territory, and has since then provided AT&T with a list of areas that are in need of attention   Read More ...
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Cruise Officials at Town Hall: Territory Must Reinvent to Stem Slumping Arrivals
Cruise Officials at Town Hall: Territory Must Reinvent to Stem Slumping Arrivals At a town hall Thursday, leading cruise executives said if the U.S. Virgin Islands wants to have soaring cruise passenger numbers and rave reviews like it did in the past, it must refresh and reinvent itself to stand out from other island competitors. About a 150 concerned members of the V.I. business community turned out for the town hall meeting at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel on St   Read More ...
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Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Overseeing USVI
Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Overseeing USVI U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson named Denise Cleveland-Leggett on Friday to serve as HUD’s Region IV regional administrator. As the regional administrator, she will work from HUD’s Atlanta Regional Office and lead HUD’s Southeast operation in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U   Read More ...
Rash of Fires on St. John
Rash of Fires on St. John The V.I. Fire Service responded to a rash of structural fires over two days on the island of St. John., including one that destroyed Destiny Care Rental in Cruz Bay. Wednesday evening around 7:23 p.m. the Fire Service responded to a structural fire at 10-7 Carolina, Coral Bay Quarters. They found the second floor of a two story home fully engulfed in flames   Read More ...
Places: U.S. Virgin Islands | 
Consumer Alert: Arm Of Cutco Corporation Targeting V.I. Residents With Deceptive Marketing, DLCA Warns
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) has alearted consumers, primarily job-seeking students, about Vector Marketing, LLC, the sales arm of the Cutco Corporation, which DLCA says has demonstrated questionable business practices. Virgin Islands residents have been receiving letters and emails promoting summer employment beginning at $17/hr for accepted applicants. There have also been reports of promises to give workforce skill development and a live interview at a location in the district of choice   Read More ...
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